Mild Shower gel with Aloe Vera
Mild shower gel with Aloe vera is mild and contains Aloe vera.
Shower gel is cosmetic. You use cosmetics to become more beautiful, but also because it is pleasant to use. That is why it often contains things that make you feel good about it. A popular product that gives many people a good feeling is Aloe vera. Not sure if it does anything useful, but it could. If you think it’s all nonsense, you can just leave it out.
Mild means that the product does not or hardly irritate the skin (and eyes). The disadvantage is that the cleaning of mild products is often less. Because many people use shower gel regularly, sometimes even daily, this is usually not a problem.
The formulation is for about 100 ml of mild shower gel Aloe vera.
- 55 g tap water (boiled and cooled again)
- 20 g Detergent (SLES) Hx
- 20 g Betaine (CAPB) Hx
- 2 g Hexaderm LSH
- 8 drops Lactic acid 90%
- 20 drops of Aloe Vera 1:10
- 20 drops of HexaCon 91
- 15 drops FO May bells
- 6 drops HexaCol yellow
- Possibly a few grams of sodium chloride
- Weighing scale – up to a minimum of 220 g, with an accuracy of at least 1 gram
- Beaker 250 ml
- Plastic pipettes – 4 or more
- Spoon or spatula for stirring
- Bottle, for example HENRI 100 ml with valve cap
Boil the tap water and let it cool. Mix one after the other in a measuring cup: Detergent (SLES) Hx, Betaine (CAPB) Hx, Hexaderm LSH, Lactic acid 90%, Aloe Vera 1:10, HexaCon 91, FO May bells and HexaCol yellow. Stir well, it will make a firm paste. Then add the water little by little, stir well.
Is the shower gel a bit too viscous at the end: you can add some water. Add two drops of HexaCon 91 for every 5 grams of water you add! If, on the other hand, the shower gel is too thin, you can add a little (quarter teaspoon) of sodium chloride. Stir until all sodium chloride is dissolved, the shower gel will then thicken. Repeat a few times if necessary.
Pour into the bottle with the funnel. Create a label stating what it is and when you made it. Shelf life is usually at least several weeks to months.
Mild shower gel with Aloe Vera
Detergent (SLES) Hx and Betaine (CAPB) Hx are cleansing agents, they also cause the shower gel to foam. Hexaderm LSH helps to thicken the shampoo and limit the drying of the skin. Lactic acid makes the shower gel a little acidic, which helps thicken with Hexaderm LSH. Moreover, because the skin is a bit acidic, acid shower gel is better for the skin. The low dose of cleaning agents, the dehydration-preventing Hexaderm LSH and the right acidity make it a mild shower gel.
Aloe Vera 1:10 is concentrated Aloe Vera: according to some it is good for the skin, especially for sensitive and damaged skin. HexaCon 91 is the preservative, don’t leave it out! An improperly preserved shower gel can start to mold after a day. Fungi, bacteria and yeasts can be harmful to health and skin. Fragrance oil and HexaCol provide fragrance and colour and the sodium chloride further thickens the shower gel. Too much sodium chloride also makes the shower gel thin again.
Shelf life is usually at least several weeks to months.